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Jim Furstenberg, Ph.D., P.I.

Jim Furstenberg, Ph.D., P.I.

Jim Furstenberg, Ph.D., P.I.
Jim Furstenberg, Ph.D., P.I.

Associate Professor, Information Security & Intelligence
Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
Phone: (231) 591-5335
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
  • MS, Ferris State University, Information Security and Intelligence, Incident Response Concentration
  • BS, Ferris State University, Information Security and Intelligence, Digital Forensics Concentration
  • AAS, AAS, Northwestern Michigan College, General


After 30 years in the Information Systems and business environment, Dr. Furstenberg joined the Ferris ISI program as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2014. His wide industry experiences include multi-million-dollar retail corporations, small to medium enterprises, independent retail organizations, nonprofit, academic, and medical. He has held many different positions at all levels in both large corporations and small organizations. Some of these include; Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Analyst, Systems Administrator, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Consultant.

Dr. Furstenberg is an inaugural & active member in the State of Michigan’s Cyber Partners, providing incident response services & cyber security training for public, private organizations and government municipalities.

Dr. Furstenberg is a licensed Private Investigator, focusing on digital forensics cyber investigations, criminal underground and cyber crime.

Business Owner
Kalos Cybersecurity LLC.
Licensed Private Investigator (Cyber & Digital Forensic Investigations)- State of MI.

Academy Authorized Instructor
EC-Council Certified Instructor
(ISC)² – Authorized Instructor
Red Hat Academy Instructor
Check Point Academy Instructor


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Certified Network Defender ( C|ND)
Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)
Certified Nexpose Administrator (CNA)
Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU)
Check Point Certified System Administrator (CCSA)
LogRhythm Security Analyst (LRSA)
Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)

Research Interests:
Research interests are Packet and Protocol Analysis, Network Forensics, Intrusion Analysis, Indicators of Compromise (IOC), Reverse Engineering Malware, Vulnerability Management, Risk Analysis and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

Furstenberg, J., & Levy, Y. (2018). Towards a Development of Predictive Models for Healthcare HIPAA Security Rule Violation Fines.

FBI -InfraGuard Member, HSIN – Homeland Security Information Network Member, EC- Council Authorized Instructor, Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer, ISC2 Authorized Instructor, Red Hat Academy Authorized Instructor, Check Point Academy Authorized Instructor, State of Michigan Cyber Partners.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book Reviewer
    (2020). "Stop the Cyber Bleeding - Review of Manuscript - Published Review," In J. Furstenberg (Ed.), Stop the Cyber Bleeding.
  • Doctoral Dissertation
    Furstenberg, J. (2020). "An Investigation of the Factors that Contribute to the Perceived Likelihood of Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule among Healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates," ProQuest.